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  Defense and Local Community listening post to hear from southwestern Illinois residents   SPRINGFIELD, IL – The ...
New America Media By Julian Do and Peter Schurmann LOS ANGELES – We all know ...
Teacher of the Year encourages schools and families to work as a team   SPRINGFIELD, IL ― The ...
Tessema Lulseged owned a supermarket in Decatur, Georgia, but he was selling much more than ...
Cook County and Illinois law enforcement authorities are stepping up efforts to raise public ...
We should be careful not to conflict with the will of God By Rev. Harold ...
Two ambitious African-American entrepreneurs hope to enter Silicon Valley with new startup, CorQuests .Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- ...
Says violence will knock on your own door   By Chinta Strausberg After losing his 35-year-old son in ...
Black History Month may be over, but we can celebrate the stories that ...
by Rev. Harold E. Bailey  Probation Challenge Celebrates 30th  Year  Anniversary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Since the inception of the Probation ...

Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Chicago, IL - This is the ideal time to stock up on books by Author & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. Bratcher has been an Award-Winning Journalist and Publisher for 41 years. These books also make great gifts for any occasions. All books ...
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Families Could Act on Gun Violence Warning Signs Under Raoul Measure

 SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) helped advance a measure Wednesday that puts in place a system for families to report individuals who pose a risk of using a gun to commit a violent crime. Raoul, the legislation’s chief ...
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Chicago Teachers Union: Trump Proposal to Arm Teachers is Appalling

Teachers and students should be armed with social workers, trauma support, wrap-around services and adequately resourced classrooms for youth already struggling with dire consequences of gun violence and economic hardship.   CHICAGO, IL—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in ...
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Dance Center Presents New Works by Bebe Miller and Molly Shanahan in Process V. Product Festival March 29 – April 7

CHICAGO, IL — To conclude the 2017–18 season of its Dance Presenting Series, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago conducts a two-week festival focusing on ways in which concert dance presentation can be a document of process rather than dance ...
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CTU to Mayor, Ally: Why are you Hosting Proponent of Trump-DeVos Education Privatization Plan for Puerto Rico?

Emanuel ally State Senator Iris Martinez to tour CPS charter with backer of what critics describe as nation’s most extreme school privatization scheme. CHICAGO, IL—The CTU has learned that on Wednesday CPS charter operator Aspira will host a tour with mayoral ...
21 February 2018 I Read the full story
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Black Pastors Feel Betrayed by Black Politicians

February - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Under siege by the CBC: The political betrayal of Black America again Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — “Our Black politicians did it to us again,” Rev. William Owens, the president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), said passionately during a press conference February 13, 2018 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He was […]

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Black Historian Slams NBC’s Today Show for Fake Statue of Queen Nefertiti

February - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

The Truth About Nefertiti – Queen of Ancient Egypt By Legrand H. Clegg II, Esquire Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — During the first week of February, Black History Month, NBC’s Today Show aired an exclusive program entitled “A Tomb to Remember: First Look at a Bust of King Tut’s Mother.” It featured Josh Gates, the host of […]

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Western Union Refund Alert

February - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

By Karen Dodge Staff Attorney, Midwest Region, FTC The deadline to ask for your money back from the FTC’s settlement with Western Union is now May 31, 2018. That’s the settlement refunding people the money that scammers had them pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017. We have some tips […]

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CTU to Mayor, Ally: Why are you Hosting Proponent of Trump-DeVos Education Privatization Plan for Puerto Rico?

February - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Emanuel ally State Senator Iris Martinez to tour CPS charter with backer of what critics describe as nation’s most extreme school privatization scheme. CHICAGO, IL—The CTU has learned that on Wednesday CPS charter operator Aspira will host a tour with mayoral ally State Senator Iris Martinez and Abel Nazario Quiñones, chair of Puerto Rico’s Senate […]

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NAACP Calls for Full Investigation and Transparency on Russian Involvement in Presidential Election

February - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

BALTIMORE— The NAACP issued the following statement in regards to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s  indictment of 13 Russian nationals for alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election:“The NAACP calls for a complete investigation into the alleged election tampering by Russian nationals in the 2016 presidential election. As important, we also call for a thorough […]

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Madigan Urges Congress to Protect American Employees From Sexual Harassment

February - 21 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Coalition Calls on Congress to End Secret Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined a coalition of 56 states and territories to urge Congress to protect American employees and put a stop to secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Madigan and the coalition sent a letter today […]

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President Trump has Wrecked the Core Fabric and Spirit of This Country

February - 19 - 2018 Reporter: Juanita Bratcher Respond

My Two Cents Worth: Part 1   By Dr. Juanita Bratcher Publisher & CEO, CopyLine Magazine   In a short period of time, President Donald Trump has wrecked the core fabric and spirit of this country. He has divided the citizenry little by little, has torn the country’s cultural fabric apart and cultivated it into […]

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NAACP Calls for Greater Advocacy against Gun Lobby and Politicians Who Support Them Latest School Mass Murder Should Be Enough to Change Gun Policy – but It’s Not

February - 19 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

BALTIMORE—The NAACP issued the following statement today regarding the school shooting mass murder tragedy in Florida.“The mass murdering of students and teachers at high school in Florida represents a horrific tragedy and a betrayal of the American public by the gun lobby and the politicians who continue to support them.Any public policy that makes its […]

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To My Brilliant Black Daughters, Nobody Can Take Away Your History

February - 19 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

OpEd By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson To my beautiful, brilliant Black daughters: I have so many hopes and dreams for you, that if I tried to say them all, they would run longer than the entire Harry Potter series! My hopes for you, my two beautiful Black girls, are so simple and yet also entirely […]

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FBI Statement Response to the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

February - 19 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

FBI Statement: On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. […]

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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